Teddy Talk Episode 3: Moving Forward: The Principal as Coach for Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement
January 6, 2021
In the third Teddy Talk episode, "Moving Forward: The Principal as Coach for Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement," NIET Senior Advisor Teddy Broussard shares practical guidance and tools for how principals can grow and support teachers. Strategies build on teachers' strengths, drive the analysis of student data and behaviors, and transform professional development into a practice of continuous reflection that puts student achievement first.
Teddy helps educators make connections to the NIET Principal Standards Rubric (6:30 and throughout the video), offers self-reflection questions (4:55); outlines the elements of a comprehensive system for growing and supporting teachers (6:01), describes how to keep student data on the forefront of teacher observations and feedback (11:33) using reflective questions principals and teacher leaders can ask of teachers (11:59), and suggests specific questions for post-conferences with teachers that tie directly to individual teacher and student needs (15:00).
For more Teddy Talks, watch Episode 1: Now What and Episode 2: Maintaining Purpose in New Circumstances.